Brian Hoyer to start Week 1 for Cleveland-- Wed Aug 20 10:03 am --
Hopefully a portion of the hype will die down
The Cleveland Browns have committed to start Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel at quarterback to begin the 2014 season, the team announced Wednesday morning.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:One of the more over-hyped stories in a decade has a conclusion. Although Hoyer will start the season under center, its only a matter of time before Manziel gets his chance. Both QBs are middling QB2s for fantasy purposes considering the lack of talent at the wide receiver and the expected run-heavy offense.
Browns undecided at starting QB -- Tue Aug 19 11:54 am --
Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel still battling for No. 1
FF Today's Take:It's hard to say who would be the better quarterback for fantasy purposes, since Hoyer had success last season but Manziel is likely the better athlete. In light of Manziel's most recent behavior, however, it seems Hoyer is more mature and has a better feel for the offense. Hoyer seems like the more logical choice.
Hoyer to start Browns' preseason opener-- Wed Aug 6 5:40 pm --
Johnny Manziel could see snaps with the starters
BEREA, Ohio -- Brian Hoyer will start the Cleveland Browns' preseason opener Saturday in Detroit.
"It was [Hoyer's] job," coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday. "He was 'the one' coming into it. We did want to mix the groups up, as we did. But he's done nothing to have that taken away from him, so he'll be out there with the starters."
FF Today's Take:Head Coach Mike Pettine also indicated that he would like to name a starter based on the team's first two preseason games. That puts plenty of pressure on both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to make a strong impression out of the gates. At this point it appears Hoyer has not lost his job during training camp and would have to struggle in the next few weeks to lose the job prior to the season.